How many speakers are in headphones?

speakers come in 2-way. 3-way. 4-way variants, how many speakers are in headphones?

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  • 8 months ago

    Most headphones only have two drivers, one for each ear.

    There are a handful of attempts that have been made for "true surround sound" headphones that have multiple drivers in each earcup, but the results are generally mixed and it still typically only ends up sounding slightly wider than normal stereo sound.

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  • 8 months ago

    A headphone is available 2 speakers at both sides left ear and right at the same frequency and some headphone is inbuild 2 speaker and 1 mike.

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  • Wombat
    Lv 4
    8 months ago

    My friend has headphones with several drivers per side, but that's just a gimmick that will almost certainly degrade the sound quality since it adds crossovers and interference between the drivers and stuff.

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  • John P
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Depends on the brand and model of headphone. I assume that most have just one speaker each side. Some up-market models might have more.

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    1 speaker each ear

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    2. One on each side. L and R channel.

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  • don r
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    One per "way", per earcup.

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  • 8 months ago

    Most have only one driver per side.

    A Very small number of models have as many as four drivers per side.

    Ever heard of "quad" headphones for 1970s four-channel?

    There were only a few of those.

    • Staap It
      Lv 7
      8 months agoReport

      I still have a set of Koss 4 channel headphones THAT WORK from the 70s. Two 1/4" male plugs on the cables. A switch on the head set for 2 channel or all 4.

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  • 8 months ago

    Yes one speaker per earpiece in most cases. That is all you need to reproduce a wide frequency range.

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  • 8 months ago

    Mostly 1 per ear.

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